Well I finally finished with my seaming and blocking. I used Cascade 128, which is a lovely yarn, but the drape doesn't seem right for the sweater. It was a very fun knit, but it's probably the most unflattering sweater I have ever worn. In a combination of my body type and the chunky yarn, I look about a good 20 lbs heavier in the sweater!
I like the looks of it so much (when I'm not wearing it) that I will keep it around in case I ever became as tiny as the model in the book
. Oh well, I am now comfortable with grafting.